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BRONG AHAFO REGIONAL HOSPITAL RECORDS 715 DEATHS IN 2014

Statistics from the Bono-Ahafo Regional Hospital in Sunyani indicate that the Hospital recorded 715 deaths in 2014 as compared to 705 in the year 2013. In an interview with Develop Ghana Newspaper in Sunyani, The Head of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Department of the Regional Hospital, Dr. James Boakye Fordjour, touching on the top ten causes of deaths at the hospital noted that, AIDS came first with 61 deaths, representing eight point eight percent, Cardiac failure, second with 53 deaths, representing seven point zero percent, Cardio Vascular Accidents popularly called Stroke came third with 50 deaths representing seven point four percent, Pneumonia, fourth with 45 deaths representing six point four percent and Sepsis, fifth with 43 deaths representing six point one percent. The rest are Anaemia, sixth with 42 deaths representing six point zero per cent, Intestinal Obstruction, seventh with 39 deaths representing five point five percent, Hypertension, eight with 35 deaths representing five point zero percent, Cancer, ninth with 28 deaths representing four point zero percent and Malaria, tenth with 20 deaths representing two point eight. Dr. Fordjour noted that Cardio Vascular Accidents ranked seventh in 2013 but in 2014 ranked third which is a cause for concern. He further added that AIDS does make the top ten when it comes to admission cases and OPD cases but it always comes first in deaths which call for the need for people to constantly check for their HIV status. He further noted that Intestinal Obstruction is not common but unfortunately killed 39 people in 2014. He also said cancer deaths increased from 16 in 2013 to 28 in 2014, saying breast and cervical cancers must be given special attention to help save lives of women. Dr. Fordjour further explained that deaths from Malaria also increased from 15 in 2013 to 20 in 2014 and tops the OPD cases and accounts for a lot of admission cases. He advised the public not to underestimate malaria and always sleep in treated mosquito nets as malaria kills especially children under five.
Source: Biiya Mukusah Ali/developghana.com  
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